When you think of the holiday season, some of the most nostalgic memories that may come to mind include watching the world-famous Macy's Parade on Thanksgiving Day along with reading about the grumpiest Christmas character of all, the Grinch. Making the holiday season even merrier in Orlando Universal Orlando Resort is the place to jingle and mingle with all of these classic favorites and more.
Visit Orlando's holiday elves have gathered a list of new things to do and our favorite things to see during Universal Orlando's holiday celebration, going on now through New Year's Day, 2017.
Grinchmas at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Travel directly to Whoville to celebrate Christmas with the Whos only to be swindled by the snarky Grinch. Every nook and cranny of the Seuss Landing area of the park has been transformed into a Who-rific wonderland. See the whole cast from the classic tale come to live daily in the performances of the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular.
What's a better way to enjoy some Grinch time than over a breakfast buffet? Enjoy Seuss classics like, Green Eggs and Ham along with other flavors, guaranteed to make your heart grow three sizes. Prices are $34.99 for adults and $20.99 for children 9 and under.
Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida
Have you ever wished that you could see those larger-than-life sized balloons at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City? You're in luck! The excitement comes to Orlando for the 15th anniversary of the Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios. It's the perfect way to experience the magic without that chilly weather.
This year's parade features a brand new "Virginia" balloon; a little girl from the newspaper editorial Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus from the late 1800s. There will also be a "Mother Ginger" balloon from The Nutcracker.
The Holiday Sounds of Mannheim Steamroller
Enjoy the classic holiday sounds of Mannheim Steamroller every Saturday and Sunday night in December. Performances take place under the stars on the Music Plaza Stage. Bring a blanket and grab a spot on the lawn early.
Ring in the New Year at Universal Orlando
And finally, to ring in the New Year, the annual New Year's Eve party at CityWalk will feature Orlando's biggest dance floor, endless entertainment, signature drinks and gourmet cuisine.
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